Artist Barbara Conaway

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     Like most artists, Barbara has always had a strong interest in art. As a child that interest played out in color projects that included a lot of crayons and finger painting.  Her fascination with color continued as she followed her interests in fiber arts, photography and glass.  After a lifetime of taking classes in a variety of mediums just for the enjoyment, she found oil painting to be something that was both creative and intellectually challenging.     
      In July of 2010 Barbara's professional journey hit a serious roadblock when she was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor.  You can read more about her diagnosis, surgery & recovery by following her blog "My Brain on Art".       "My passion for art is in the process.  I love to study and experiment with the techniques and tools of oil painting.  I love the struggle of getting a realistic expression of my subject out of the abstraction of shapes and colors bringing the painting together visually.  It is thrilling when others like my work as I believe it is both an honor and a privilege to be able to call myself an artist."
Interview by the National Brain Tumor Society May 2015
Barbara is proud to have been featured in an article in the December '09 issue of Tucson Lifestyle Home & Garden.     
____________________________________________ Exhibitions

2019 Western Regional Oil Painters of America, Sorrel Sky Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico,  November 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Pop-Up Art Show @ the Chris Bubany & Friends Gallery, Tucson, AZ
October & November 2019
Sonoran Plein Air Painters, Mini-Max Art Show at the Murphey Gallery, Tucson, AZ
      Exhibition & Sale - Dec 9 through Jan 11, 2019
Art for A Cause 2018, Solo Exhibition & Sale to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society

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